Monday, March 14, 2011

MY USC EDUCATION FOR FREE (new series): Race the Power of an Illusion

I first watched this series as an undergrad at UCLA in my African American Politics class. Some years later, the central arguments in the film about the legal and political significance behind the construction of race and whiteness in the US, remain as a part of my lexicon.

If you are even remotely interested in the construction of RACE in the US and have a modicum of knowledge about US legal and political history on citizenship, naturalization, and public policy like the post-WWII GI Bill, you need to watch this film (available online for viewing). My students are watching it as we speak:

and please take a look at the producer's recommended resources, and maybe even take the test:

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